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Convent Lodge

A Grade II Listed Building in Tong, Shropshire

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Latitude: 52.6567 / 52°39'24"N

Longitude: -2.2993 / 2°17'57"W

OS Eastings: 379848

OS Northings: 306598

OS Grid: SJ798065

Mapcode National: GBR 073.FHK

Mapcode Global: WH9DC.NH84

Entry Name: Convent Lodge

Listing Date: 26 May 1955

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1053610

English Heritage Legacy ID: 255314

Location: Tong, Shropshire, TF11

County: Shropshire

Civil Parish: Tong

Traditional County: Shropshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Shropshire

Church of England Parish: Tong St Bartholomew

Church of England Diocese: Lichfield

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Listing Text

(West side)

6/37 Convent Lodge


Entrance Lodge. Circa 1765, probably by 'Capability' Brown, with early
C19 alterations and additions. Squared and coursed sandstone with C20
felt roof. Gothick style; square plan with later additions to South.
2 storeys. Plinth, end pilaster strips with recessed Latin crosses,
string courses, coped parapet, and end stack to right. Large blocked
central 2 storey pointed arch and inserted ground floor segmental headed
2-light casement with boarded shutters. End elevations with 2 tiers of
recessed rectangular panels; right-hand elevation with inserted first
floor segmental headed open and ground floor boarded door with pointed-
arched tympanum. Early C19 ground floor lean-to to rear with stepped
parapet; raised St. Andrew's cross patterning and carved shield to
East. Former Lodge to Tong Castle (qv. Remains of Tong Castle). The
early C19 alterations probably date from the time of George Durant the
younger (d.1844) (qv. Wall with pulpit to East of Convent Lodge, North
gates with flanking walls to Tong Castle). N. Pevsner, B.O.E. Shropshire,
p.304; G. Griffith, History of Tong and Boscobel, 1894, pp. 89-92 and
pp. 154-61; D. H. Robinson, The Wandering Worfe, Waine Research
Publications, 1980, pp. 56-7.

Listing NGR: SJ7984806597

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